Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The start of the tercentennial celebration? Minute Men facing down an inflatable tank? Rachel Dratch's improv advice to a graduating class? Let us know in the comments section below.
Wednesday, January 2
With 2012 now behind us, we'd like to know: What will you remember the most about 2012 in Lexington? Was it the start of the nine-month celebration of Lexington's 300th? Or the day a giant, inflatable tank rolled up on some re-enactors practicing on the Battle Green? Maybe the marathon Town Meeting of this spring, or the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Estabrook School? Perhaps it was Rachel Dratch's commencement speech, or the day Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman performed at a friend's book launch party? Let us know by posting a comment in the comments section below. Have a great New Year!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know today in Lexington.
1. Lexington Farmers Market's Thanksgiving FEASTival: From 12 to 4 p.m. today at Seasons Four, there will be a special, season-ending farmers market hosted by the Lexington Farmers Market. 2. 'Lunatic Heroes' Launch Party: At 7 p.m. tonight at Cary Hall, there will be a special launch party for the release of local psychotherapist and writer C. Anthony Martignetti's book, "Lunatic Heroes: Memories, Lies and Reflections." The event will feature readings and/or performances by Martignetti, Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to cancer care and research. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Tourism Committee at 11:30 a.m. at the Town Office …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Last fall, Steven Bogart, former LHS drama teacher, lead some talented actors from American Repertory Theater, Neil Gaiman and Stephin Merritt through his Workshop Theater. The filmed it, and the documentary project is on Kickstarter seeking funding.
Here is a story of the process of making a documentary about “the process.” The cast is filled with familiar faces from the Lexington High School theater arts program, like Steven Bogart and Jessica Fox, and Neil Gaiman and Stephin Merritt from the Magnetic Fields. In the “Grand Guignol Documentary,” Bogart, the former LHS drama teacher, leads actors from the American Repertory Theater, along with Gaiman and Merritt, his experimental process of collaboratively creating something out of nothing. And, as the title suggests, they play around with genres in an entertaining look at Bogart’s workshop theater, the process he uses to develop new plays through improvisation. It’s a process that has imprinted on LHS alumni like Fox and others who …